Search Strategy Quiz

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Search Strategy Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why should you use a search strategy?
    • A. 

      To focus your searching

    • B. 

      To ensure you will find relevant material

    • C. 

      To save you time when searching databases

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Using a search engine such as Google to search for items on "The depletion of the ozone layer and the impact on health," you would use the words:
    • A. 

      Impact, depletion, ozone layer, health

    • B. 

      Ozone layer, health

    • C. 

      Ozone layer

    • D. 

      Skin cancer, ozone layer

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      Don't know

  • 3. 
    You have to write a paper on the “treatment of depression”. Which search strategy would find the least number of documents:
    • A. 

      Depression AND psychotherapy Depression AND psychotherapy

    • B. 

      Depression OR psychotherapy OR antidepressants

    • C. 

      Depression AND psychotherapy AND antidepressants

    • D. 

      Depression

    • E. 

      Don't know

  • 4. 
    If you wanted to search for documents with the words cancer, cancerous or cancers what would you type in the search box?
    • A. 

      Cancer, cancerous OR cancers

    • B. 

      Cancer, cancerous AND cancers

    • C. 

      Cancer*

    • D. 

      Cancer AND cancerous AND cancers

  • 5. 
    You are looking for articles written about East Germany before 1990, how would you refine your search?
    • A. 

      By language

    • B. 

      By date

    • C. 

      By article type

    • D. 

      By author

  • 6. 
    When conducting a systematic/literature review what is it important to do?
    • A. 

      Use a different search strategy for each database

    • B. 

      Use the same strategy for each database

    • C. 

      Only use one database

    • D. 

      Don't use a strategy

  • 7. 
    If you have searched using your topic keywords and you aren’t retrieving many results, what should you always do?
    • A. 

      Use synonyms for your search terms

    • B. 

      Use a different database

    • C. 

      Use only the results you've retrieved

    • D. 

      Don't know